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CVS Health Makes $50 Million Five-Year Commitment to Deliver the Nation's First Tobacco-Free Generation As Next Step Toward Smoke-Free Living
CVS Health Makes $50 Million Five-Year Commitment to Deliver the Nation's First Tobacco-Free Generation As Next Step Toward Smoke-Free Living

4 years ago - CVS Health, the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, today announced Be The First, a five-year $50 million

How the World's Best Companies Demonstrate Their Sense of Purpose
How the World's Best Companies Demonstrate Their Sense of Purpose

4 years ago - How do you communicate your company's sense of purpose — what you stand for in simple terms — in a way that is authentic, transparent and honest? Increasingly, the answer for many of the world's biggest companies is to highlight their sustainability work. Why sustainability? Well, sustainability, after all, is rooted in doing business in a transparent and authentic way. And, in today’s always-on, smarter-than-before society, pledging to be a better company just won’t cut it. You have to demonstrate how your company’s purpose is creating a tangibly better experience.

Courageous Companies: 7 Corporate Sustainability Pioneers Shaking Things Up
Courageous Companies:  7 Corporate Sustainability Pioneers Shaking Things Up

5 years ago - The bold thinking and actions taken by corporate sustainability trailblazers often challenge the status quo and alter the concept of a company’s role in society. The following companies are leaders. They have taken principled stances or have implemented innovative programs that lead to better social and environmental conditions. In some cases, a company is included here just because of some radical statement from the CEO. But, they are the kinds of statements and actions we need if we are to move past incremental improvements and achieve transformative change on our way to sustainability.

Green Freight for a More Sustainable Supply Chain: Accelerate Performance and Declare a Goal
Green Freight for a More Sustainable Supply Chain: Accelerate Performance and Declare a Goal

5 years ago - For great sports teams, the big win marks a beginning, not an end. It whets their appetite for excellence, and more wins.So it is with companies who’ve had success in meeting sustainability targets through greener freight transportation strategies. Early wins trigger a planned effort, with dedicated resources, to uncover more opportunities. It’s a pattern we’ve seen time and again at brands that have made green freight a linchpin of CSR efforts – the green freight heroes.Freight accounts for 16 percent of corporate-driven climate pollution, so there’s no shortage of impactful opportunities. The challenge comes in assessing the priority projects and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement.

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CVS' No Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US
CVS' No Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US

5 years ago - One year after drugstore chain CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes, the company released new data that shows the decision has influenced tobacco sales across many types of retailers and announced a new school-based tobacco-prevention program.

CVS Health Taps IBM's Watson to Develop Care-Management Solutions for Chronic Disease
CVS Health Taps IBM's Watson to Develop Care-Management Solutions for Chronic Disease

5 years ago - CVS Health and IBM have announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease. The partnership will enable health care practitioners to use Watson to advance care management beyond programs and services typically available today.

Trending: Major Brands Adopting Bold Anti-Smoking Stances
Trending: Major Brands Adopting Bold Anti-Smoking Stances

5 years ago - While a shift in consumer attitudes away from smoking has been mounting for decades, major brands are now stepping up to do their part to extinguish the unhealthy habit.First, CVS Health Corporation resigned from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week, after exposing the Chamber’s involvement in lobbying campaigns against anti-smoking laws. CVS says selling cigarettes is antithetical to its strategy to become a healthcare destination.

How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots
How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots

5 years ago - Talk about big players making big changes; CVS Health’s SVP of CSR and Philanthropy, Eileen Howard Boone; BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Denise Peterson; and Panera Bread’s Director of Public Relations, Jonathan Yohannan had a lot to share on their remarkable pivots this past year.

CVS Health Foundation, Easter Seals Team Up To Mark World No Tobacco Day With Launch Of New Smoking Cessation Program For Veterans, People With Disabilities
CVS Health Foundation, Easter Seals Team Up To Mark World No Tobacco Day With Launch Of New Smoking Cessation Program For Veterans, People With Disabilities

5 years ago - Program supported by $400,000 CVS Health Foundation Grant aimed at helping people lead tobacco-free lives 

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CVS Health: Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit
CVS Health: Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit

5 years ago - Employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs with financial incentives are associated with higher rates of quitting smoking and sustained abstinence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.Published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study helped shape a new smoking cessation program for CVS Health employees that will launch in June 2015.

CVS Health Kicks Off 2nd Annual Fundraiser to Fight Lung Cancer
CVS Health  Kicks Off 2nd Annual Fundraiser to Fight Lung Cancer

5 years ago - CVS Health today released its eighth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, outlining the company's progress against its CSR strategy, Prescription for a Better World. President and CEO Larry Menlo stated that changing its name to CVS Health and no longer selling tobacco products reflect how the company is working to change the way health care is delivered. Menlo added that the company’s ultimate goal is to lower the cost, improve the quality of, and increase access to health care for patients and customers so they can live healthier lives.

CVS Health Foundation Announces Grant Awards to Reduce Youth Tobacco Use
CVS Health Foundation Announces Grant Awards to Reduce Youth Tobacco Use

5 years ago - WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced the first four grant recipients in its "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program – a five-year, $5 million partnership with the 

CVS Health Foundation $5 Million Community Health Investment Improves Access, Affordability
CVS Health Foundation $5 Million Community Health Investment Improves Access, Affordability

5 years ago - WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --The CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced 55 new grant recipients as part of its multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide.

CVS Health Hits Record Sales After Knocking Out Tobacco
CVS Health Hits Record Sales After Knocking Out Tobacco

5 years ago - CVS Health achieved record sales in 2014 — increasing net revenues by 9.9 percent to $139.4 billion — even after a major rebrand and the removal of lucrative tobacco products from its stores’ shelves.

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The 2014 Corporate Sustainability Awards: 5 Companies That Bravely and Brilliantly Led the Pack
The 2014 Corporate Sustainability Awards: 5 Companies That Bravely and Brilliantly Led the Pack

6 years ago - 2014 was a year of stunning statistics and some moments of brilliance from a few brands. Unfortunately, most of the numbers were of the gloom and doom variety: warmest year, worst drought, worsening economic inequality — not to mention Ebola, war, and a looming sixth Great Extinction. Was the business community’s response proportionate to the scale of the problems that were revealed? What actions stand out? I have five, admittedly subjective, awards to give out.

Sustainable Supply Chains: Can Retailers Be the Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?
Sustainable Supply Chains: Can Retailers Be the Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?

6 years ago - A whopping 97 percent of environmental impacts in the retail sector come from the product itself — from raw materials, transportation and product manufacturing. With impacts so heavily weighted in the supply chain, retailers are increasingly and creatively wading upstream to partner with their suppliers on their greatest impacts. The key to success lies in selecting the appropriate supplier engagement method and then using that approach as a vehicle to deeper collaboration. But can successful retailer approaches truly motivate meaningful supply chain improvements?The benefits of engagement

CVS Health Commits More Than $1 Million to Support Tobacco-Cessation Programs
CVS Health Commits More Than $1 Million to Support Tobacco-Cessation Programs

6 years ago - CVS Health has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco-cessation and -prevention programs nationwide. The grants will be distributed to healthcare and community partners working to promote tobacco-free communities, programs that help people kick the habit and help those who don’t smoke to never start.

CVS Health, Direct Relief Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients
CVS Health, Direct Relief Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients

6 years ago - CVS Health and Direct Relief have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities lacking health insurance.Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu shot voucher redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy® or MinuteClinic® location.Direct Relief's network of more than 1,200 community health centers and clinics nationwide enables CVS Health's generous contribution to reach people in need.

The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google
The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google

6 years ago - Seven months ago, this series kicked off with CVS’ surprise announcement that it would no longer carry tobacco products in its retail stores. Fast forward, the company announced Sept. 3 that it had met its goal a month ahead of schedule and had a new name to match its bold, new vision of a tobacco-free America — CVS Health.

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CVS Rebrands as CVS Health, Takes Next Steps to Making America Tobacco-Free
CVS Rebrands as CVS Health, Takes Next Steps to Making America Tobacco-Free

6 years ago - CVS Caremark today announced three potentially game-changing developments for its brand and its business. First, the pharmacy chain has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, to reflect its broader commitment to healthcare — first illustrated in February by its bold decision to discontinue the sale of all tobacco products.CVS Health encompasses the company’s retail business, which will continue to be called CVS/pharmacy; its pharmacy benefit management business, which is known as CVS/caremark; its walk-in medical clinics, CVS/minuteclinic; and its growing specialty pharmacy business, CVS/specialty.

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